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egypt's opposition refuses to me do you were secretary of state john kerry during and on his visit to cairo as a. criticism of the state's formatting in the country's affairs by siding with the slime his government. bradley manning please guilty to releasing classified information to weekend leagues while the military prosecution pushes to prove the whistleblowers actions aided terrorists. and the british a brain drain now more and more young professionals are packing their bags and leaving the u.k. in search of a better life elsewhere we look at why the best and brightest our lives and the damage it could do to the country. you're watching our live from moscow with me to bomb would say it's good to have
you company with us secretary of state john kerry's first visit to cairo opened a floodgate of criticism from the country's anti-government groups opposition leaders accuse washington of sticking its all into egyptian political affairs and refused to even meet with kerry they claim america is siding with the ruling islamists the muslim brotherhood despite the sharp political divisions within the country policy a look said what john kerry's intentions could be in the troubled north african state. he says that the purpose of his visit is essentially to discuss regional and international issues have a wide spectrum of egyptian leadership that is refusing to meet with him the criticism is coming from liberal and secular leaders they accuse kerry and the united states of siding with the muslim brotherhood and they accuse its leader mohamed morsi of essentially stepping into the same role as the ousted dictator hosni mubarak now it is true that the united states has maintained close ties with
morsi but the criticism is that he is failing to implement reforms and at the same time he is turning the country into a more religiously conservative ruling system at least two opposition figures have refused invitations from kerry to sit down and hold talks with him and this follows this week a cool by the united states for the main opposition group and that is known as the national salvation front to reverse its decision to boycott parliamentary elections that are due to begin next month john kerry was in turkey on friday telling the turks that they need to improve their relationship with israel the turkish prime minister recently made the comment that zionism was a crime against humanity and response to those kerry said that the colonies were objectionable this comment could indeed frustrate kerry's attempts to try and create an improvement in a strange israeli turkish relations that has hit an all time low what we essentially see through kerry's visit is in the tent by the united states to try
and appease countries in this region. he wants to send. but the problem really is that the positions of both israel and the united states in this region are at an all time low they are under threat and in most small part due to the actions of washington and tel aviv themselves the situation in syria has only made things worse you have the rise of islamic extremism across the region following the arab spring and this is something that the united states directly supported at the same time what we're really seeing is and washington is having to deal with problems that it created and this is essentially the call or at least part of the core of kerry's first visit to this region after taking office. khaled else on the editor of the london based the arabic newspaper al quds al arab claims america's top diplomat is visiting care at the worst possible moment john kerry arrived in egypt very critical. time.
in front of the u.s. embassy today. really ironic that the united states has been the safety of. the gates is being seen as the main support of. crashes. in egypt the boy many egyptians that's why did the get to the street. john kerry's visit is a very difficult time and. again very unpopular. streets of egypt. still ahead of this hour don't leave those kids alone thousands rallied in russia's capital spending off his adopted abroad a better perspective shortly report on what pushed people to take to the streets in
protest. the u.s. is pushing forward with a full court martial against army whistleblower bradley manning prosecutors plan to call over one hundred forty witnesses to prove he's guilty of serious offenses including aiding the enemy that could see him jailed for life or even executed the government says al qaeda benefited from the information made available by manning however the young soldier denies this and admits only to providing secret data to weekly leaks with the aim of the reeling the true cost of war artie's america's andrew blake was at the hearing. manning finished reading his thirty five page statement he turned his microphone off and he was dead. testifying and a handful of members of the press gallery actually journalists began applauding it was something that people had waited for a long time there he was speaking very truthfully and with power about what he did and why he did it and i think that resonated with a lot of people
a big small man only five foot two you know one hundred and some odd pounds sitting very calm very collectively very cool right in front of the judge and read it thirty five page statement pretty much owning up to every single fact that the government has accused him of for the last three years and it was people expected him to go ahead and plead guilty but the way in which he actually honored what he did himself in the way that he actually to still to this day is ok with with releasing information and is aware of the significance i think really shows this was someone who had committed to doing something it was aware aware of the repercussions and is ok with that private manning has already spent a thousand days behind bars just awaiting trial is defense team argues that such harsh detention conditions violated his constitutional rights and the charges against him should be dropped as a result. in the case. it sure has been
a rough ride since bradley manning was arrested in may two thousand and ten for the first ten months of his incarceration the former army intelligence analyst was held in solitary confinement for twenty three hours a day in a six by eight foot cell windowless cell forced to sleep naked without bed sheets and kept on suicide watch during that time hundreds of scholars experts human rights advocates as well were signing petitions and letters to have him released from what was dubbed draconian conditions essentially called torture many critics would argue that manning was essentially forced into pleading guilty on ten charges because of the conditions he has been held in by the u.s. government but at the end of the day when manning stood up and owned up to what he did and from what i've been told and read about he is minos apologies for his behavior for his actions among the items
a lead by manning that had the most impact was the so-called collateral murder video. when. the right wing the u.s. helicopter attack in baghdad in two thousand and seven there resulted in civilian a casualty level google was gunned down and had returned fire and one of the ways really it was determined you can see here the contents of the opening fire at a van that arrived at the scene few children one way inside with numerously injured in court manning compared this to a childhood torturing and the woman to find rat. m i five agent annie mashonda says of the revelation to help the relatives of the victims. who knew the family all they would take what they still mostly cannister under twenty roughly families pushed against them to find out what the top of this pact
and attempt to not see is saying there was no video they can also take what has happened so by exposing this bradley manning's case closed i was ok pieces on the to the phone with my family this night he repeatedly tried and i think it went to one other aspect to our is that he tried to completion of unnamed senior outlets to begin with the washington post the new york times and the politico web site and he was this new and in fact me looking through coaching that if this were if they were painful it was the least like your goal is to never play so we see the old model do not was strong to the push toward transparency to inform the american people what is done in the name it's amazing though isn't it that the the people who actually committed those war crimes in collateral murder video have never been arrested have never been charged and have been court martialed is the person who exposes war crimes who is court martialed and this happens time and time again with whistle blows you shoot the messenger but you protect the people committing the crime.
still ahead for you no longer a land of hope and glory we explore how broad doesn't bridges a moving abroad sparking fears of what it could mean for the country's future is the many more after the break. there are twelve cities in the united states in which half of the people with hiv aids lives with. this is a problem that frankly is substantially preventable it was like the big elephant in the room and nobody wanted to talk about they were really good public health campaigns people were really focused on this problem you certainly should be able to feel a lot less human suffering. welcome
parents from russia and reports on why so many felt the need to join in the demonstrations. at least twelve thousand people gathered in central moscow to march for the better protection of children many said they went to the streets at the call of their heart they chanted slogans orphans need mothers not graves russia definitely has some six hundred seventy thousand orphans and finding a home for them in russia has been difficult for many that's meant going abroad for a new family although the government now wants that to change the death of maxime quiz mean in texas has brought this into sharp focus again just weeks after the law came into force restricting foreign adoptions specifically americans taking on russian or france the u.s. district attorney ruled that the three year old died in january accidentally the final autopsy showed that the bruises on his body were self-inflicted and a behavioral disorder meant to mark seemed was likely to harm himself russian authorities are still not convinced and one full access to all the files of the
investigation it's worth mentioning that killed seems younger brother was also adopted by the same family from the same orphanage and is still living with them although the mother now has only restricted access so it's said it is really in moscow demonstrators called for curial to be brought home to russia and that all those involved in finding homes for the countries or france need to work much harder in protecting societies most vulnerable children but seems cases definitely far from over both russia and the united states will continue their investigations into his death and we will tell you what they find packing their bags and getting out to the growing number of britons young professionals are departing the country to live and work abroad on a c. make it stand accused of not doing enough to keep the brightest and most talented people in the u.k. and that's despite government plans to cut the top rate of income tax in a problem and disarm examines was driving many to greener pastures elsewhere.
jetting off in search of a new life abroad that is what three and a half million britons have done over the last decade but it isn't just pensioners seeking a retirement in the sun latest figures show that actually two thirds of them are professionals age twenty two to forty four and it's feared the outflow of talent is actually hurting the nation's economy clearly a lot of these people are trained professionals who are seeking to build a life elsewhere and i think that that's something policymakers should be very concerned about so what are the reasons for the exodus chiropractic feet treats dozens of high end london kind suffering from stress every week britain's high rate of taxi says makes many consider emigrating but that's only half the story the weather is a big factor in this country it's one thing to want to get a lifestyle basically they i know from my my point of view when i was younger in south africa for example at the weekend we could go you know maybe water skiing we could go out of a bit of
a lifestyle and this is what they're seeing they're seeing it in places like florida or in the states they're seeing that some countries in europe that there's this sort of heat it's the lifestyle really that these people want and a quick straw poll on the street seems to confirm what he's saying but consider emigrating i definitely yes why where they're trying their finances just a nice if it works where can i say oh yeah i straight is right would you ever consider emigrating yeah why. just work. with lots of lovely countries in the world and it would be nice to experience living in one of them so britain has a lot to compete with it can't change the weather but from next month the top rate of income tax will come down to forty five p. in the pound although nick the bar knows his government needs to do more at the moment and understandably government and commentators are entirely focused on austerity but we need to send a signal about the future the twenty five year olds the thirty year olds are
thinking long term. not in the immediate future and we need to try and explain to them that it's this country is the place to be you will be able to keep more of your income. and that there is the place for aspiration and for growth it's here in britain despite the outflow of talent net migration into the u.k. is still around two hundred thousand people a year and independent think tank migration what she claims than acts is a counterbalance although exactly how much is also being debated the reality is in there there are a number of talented people coming to the country but there's also as we well know there's a large migration from issues of asylum where they've come from very troubled and difficult backgrounds through three canonic migration where people are just trying to improve their lives that are not necessary replacing the level of skill that we're using so it's not a straight match for match whatever the true picture it is clear is losing its homegrown talent on average at
a rate of four hundred people per day flying away from britain's economic troubles on a one way ticket is becoming an increasingly popular option andrew farmer r.t. london. from the habs are to the have nots is america's food aid program getting to those who really deserve it. do you just assume that people are going to abuse the system i think everybody abuses a system one way or another way in new york where taxpayers are concerned that food stamps are going towards the greedy and not the needy. israel could become the first ever nation to enjoy the official status of america is that matt major strategic ally the proposed legislation will be among the issues discussed on sunday when the end will pro israel apac a conference that kicks off in washington however for the first time in seven years the gathering will not be attended by the us president all the israeli prime
minister your political analyst patrick henningsen says and this is not the only sign the israeli lobby is losing influence. we know the u.s. and some noises coming out of washington there is quite a little contingent within the united states that is looking to perhaps get into the vatican because she should run and not be talking abrasively as they have in previous years and israel has entered the fray the israeli lobby is really putting pressure on those politicians in america to take a more israeli line which is a more hardcore line as to do with perhaps and flame war with iran around the big change that we're looking at is a shift there isn't a shift away from this kind of like allegiance to israel that is on capitol hill in washington d.c. there are splits appearing because americans are realizing that it's not in their best interest it's not in american interest to follow israel's agenda so therefore
aipac is not it's not beneficial for aipac to be running the government and want to change in any more as they have for the past thirty years. we have more news and videos for you on our website at r.t. dot com here's some of what we have for you there now fans behind your back please french police received an official order to be formal and polite to suspects we have all the details online plus. back to the future italy may abandon the euro and return to the lyra as a way to save the country struggling economy read more at our website r.t. dot com. the presidents of russia and the u.s. are seeking ways to avoid further setbacks in relations between the countries that was the main theme of a phone conversation between writing with putin and barack obama the leaders have pledged to seek a new ways of ending the conflict in syria and issue they don't see eye to eye on
both have instructed their diplomats to push harder for political transition to end the violence on friday mosco criticize western plans to send aid to the rebels are saying it would only encourage them to seize power by force region and obama have said they also are willing to work closely on global security issues including missile defense and concerns over iran and north korea's nuclear program. and i'll take a look at some other world news in briefs and later we should we apologize for the killing of two afghan boys last month calling it a tragedy were gunned down by a helicopter pilot is reported to have mistaken the children aged seven and eight for insurgents the nato led campaign against the taliban in the country has long been condemned for the high number of civilian casualties president karzai recently events local security forces from the alliance is strikes on residential areas.
twenty cities across portugal have witnessed a major protest as people voiced their anger at government cuts in lisbon a. which is march to the fine men's ministry with banners condemning the e.u. into any level in the country agreed to a raft of severe austerity measures in return for a seventy eight billion euro bailout the opposition claims that it is these cuts that are driving the country into recession. washington spends a billions of tax dollars each year to provide food aid to those who need it the most but it seems the food stamp program is a ripe for abuse with one in seven americans are participating laurie often is asked whether taxpayers think their money is being well spent.
according to the u.s. government more than forty seven million people now use the food stamp program are americans abusing the system this week let's talk about that one of the largest consumers of food stamps is actually wal-mart is they underpay their employees so we're concerned about people getting food stamps we should probably look in the direction of companies like wal-mart et cetera who refuse to pay a living wage says it's clear i don't know but it sounds like they or does that bother you not why not well it should probably bother me because i'm a taxpayer yeah ok but it doesn't not really no why do you just assume that people are going to abuse the system i think everybody abuses a system one way or another so how do you abuse that oh you're trying to throw this back at me or you said everyone to take the fifth on the stock exchange the abuse
and everybody's every use and everything so it doesn't bother you that the numbers are increasing. you know it just shows you that the there are more poor people that's what it shows that poverty is increasing in this country amidst all this wealth well i think it's a social situation so i think that we as taxpayers have to realize that people do need help and we need to as a country support our own people it's good to be american because you can depend on the government so i mean i guess society is kind of you know hinting at that but that's ok isn't the american way to make it on your own and not depend on the government or others for you think that is true but it's a case by case basis whether or not you think people are abusing the food stamp system the bottom line is that you're american you're buying groceries for a lot more people than just your family.
and now let's take a look at how music can really unite people no matter the distance astronauts have been teaming up with musicians on the earth direct from the international space station so let's cross over to ground control for more from marty's major tom bot. welcome to the google i ready to play a little music indeed welcome to the international song station. bhansali. turn. by astronaut chris hadfield there with fellow canadian and singer ed robertson of the band naked ladies and their specially composed cosmic choral duet back on earth chris told us why it's so special to him music is an important part of being human and to have
the chance to play and sing and write music in that new place for humanity i think is also and says yes it's still pretty novel but a little further examination reveals quite a back catalogue from earth loftiest recording studio i am. here cathy coleman plays the i assess his first duet with one of the music idols ian anderson from the band jethro tull had a two hundred year old irish and also a tell a song and then that and then once you get up there you want to share this as with most things sent up there though they can't be just ordinary instruments. to make their life a little brighter a guitar was a range for them getting it on board was a royal old hassle that they had to relax the strings and i did foam rubber to
prevent vibration i use it is all about sharing as chris hadfield found out the first time you played in space with the crew of the russian space station mir back in one thousand nine hundred five. and it's a great way of sharing the emotions of the space crews some of them out of this world. others more down to work such as ron garan disappointment on finding out his return to earth was delayed by two months. that those two station. don't know what i'm going to do. just got a call on the phone. to say we are going to hold. some cool pop to sleep duets of the cosmic blues they've got it all here on the international song station and i'm tom button for aussie your host on the orbits our stay tuned planet earth i
there's an old urban legend that says that the u.s. army stopped using circular targets for rifle practice because the soldiers would be hesitant to shoot people on the battlefield the logic is that if you practice shooting something that looks like an enemy soldier you'll be desensitized about killing real enemy soldiers so again the logic is practice shooting at what you want to kill so you won't hesitate and speaking of not hesitating the law enforcement targets incorporated has created a special line of paper targets for police called new more hesitation so it's on these targets well maybe mexican drug cartel members or l.a. street gangs nope children and pregnant women you know law enforcement targets in coffers a product to desensitize police from hesitating to blow away women carrying the unborn and innocent children and. law enforcement agencies are probably buying these things up by the thousands but that's just my opinion.
that's the start of this strange new disease affecting healthy young americans looks like this a period between the first outbreak of aid summer nine hundred eighty one and ninety five not only were people coming down was aids and dying and so forth but nobody knew who had it or who difficult now more than thirty years since its arrival the face of aids looks like.